Dr. Daderian can help you have a better smile and a healthier bite by using the appropriate restorative techniques, including implant restorations and dentures. When Dr. Daderian determines that your case may need additional specialist expertise, she will refer you to the team of esteemed colleagues she has assembled. They include a hand-selected team of endodontists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, periodontists and prosthodontists that will help create the best results for you.
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A dental implant designed to replace a single tooth is composed of three parts: the titanium implant that fuses with the jawbone; the abutment, which fits over the portion of the implant that protrudes from the gum line; and the crown, which is created by a prosthodontist or restorative dentist like Dr. Daderian, and fitted onto the abutment for a natural appearance.
Many people who are missing a single tooth opt for a fixed bridge; but a bridge may require the cutting down of healthy, adjacent teeth that may or may not need to be restored in the future. Then there is the additional cost of possibly having to replace the bridge once, twice or more over the course of a lifetime. Similarly, a removable partial denture may contribute to the loss of adjacent teeth. Studies show that within five to seven years there is a failure rate of up to 30% in teeth located next to a fixed bridge or removable partial denture. Implants can be used to replace one missing tooth so that the replacement looks and feels natural. Also, two or more implants can serve as a stable support for the replacement of many teeth.
Many patients who have selected dental implants describe a quality of life that is much more comfortable and secure than the lifestyle endured by those with fixed bridges or removable dentures. Dentures often make a person feel and look older than they are, cause embarrassment in social situations when they slip and click, and restrict the everyday pleasure of eating comfortably.
When they count the benefits they enjoy as a result of their dental implants, patients say their implants eliminate the day-to-day frustrations and discomfort of ill-fitting dentures. They allow people to enjoy a healthy and varied diet without the restrictions many denture wearers face. With a sense of renewed self-confidence, many people rediscover the excitement of an active lifestyle shared with family and friends and the chance to speak clearly and comfortably with co-workers. For all these reasons, people with dental implants often say they feel, live and look better.
To see if you are a candidate for implants, contact Dr. Daderian to discuss your options.
A composite or white (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
Because composite fillings are tooth-colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited as well as better matched to natural teeth for long-lasting function.
Gold fillings, also called inlays or onlays, are composed of an alloy of gold, copper and other metals and is usually considered the most durable, lasting 20 years or more.Wondering which filling is best for you? Call Dr. Daderian to evaluate your current situation.
In cases where prosthetic dentistry is needed, we can provide both expertly fit dentures and partials. Well-fit dentures and partials can offer a normal lifestyle through a simplified and affordable process.